Pasquinel was a character in the James Michener novel Centennial, a French trapper who in the miniseries (played by Robert Conrad) wore an awesome red knitted toque.
This is a straightforward pattern, knit basically as a tube until you begin to decrease. The pattern tells you exactly where to place markers and when to decrease at regular intervals.
This pattern is suitable for advanced beginning knitters. Knitters should be comfortable with knitting, purling and working with circular needles and dpns.
A great pattern to perfect those basic skills.
4 inches = 20 stitches